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Local Historians Push for Civil War Veterans Headstones

Editors note:

Marge Berres (Oak Creek Historical Society's Curator) and her associate Tom Ludka have worked hard over the past years to see that Civil War Veterans are properly recognized at their grave sites.  As an update to the article noted below, after months of input from Ludka, Berres, other history groups and veterans representatives, the Department of Veterans Affairs finally rolled back its rule to say "any individual" may apply for a government tombstone for Civil War veterans and other vets whose service ended before April 6, 1917.

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